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Author Rumpf, Georg Eberhard, 1627-1702.

Title Rumphius' orchids : orchid texts from the Ambonese herbal / Georgius Everhardus Rumphius ; translated, edited, annotated, and with an introduction by E.M. Beekman
Published New Haven, CT : Yale University Press, [2003]
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Description 1 online resource (li, 172 pages) : illustrations
Contents ""Contents""; ""List of Original Plates""; ""Acknowledgments""; ""Introduction""; ""About This Translation""; ""Rumphius� Orchids""; ""One. The Inscribed Angrek""; ""Two. The White, Double Angrek""; ""Three. The Red Angrek""; ""Four. The Fifth Angrek""; ""Five. The Yellow Angrek""; ""Six. The Remaining Yellow Angreks""; ""Seven. The Dog Angrek""; ""The Fifty Seventh Chapter of the Auctuarium""; ""Eight. The Purple Angrek""; ""Nine. The Beseeching Plant""; ""Ten. The First Ground Angrek""; ""Eleven. The Second Ground Angrek""; ""Twelve. The Wrapper""; ""Thirteen. The Triple Flower""
""Fourteen. The Large Ambonese Orchis""""Fifteen. The Small Ambonese Orchis""; ""The Susanna Flower""; ""The Petola Leaf""; ""Abbreviations""; ""Notes""; ""Bibliography""; ""Index""
Summary A 17th century Dutch naturalist, Rumphius was the first person to describe tropical orchids in a Western language. The original seven volume work, the 'Ambonese Herbal', describes 36 species found on the island of Ambon, plus another 12 uncertified species
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 157-164) and index
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Subject Rumpf, Georg Eberhard, 1627-1702.
Botany -- Pre-Linnean works.
Orchids -- Indonesia -- Ambon Island.
Genre/Form Early works.
Form Electronic book
Author Beekman, E. M., 1939-2008.
LC no. 2002041161
ISBN 0300098146 (cloth ; alk. paper)
0300129319 (electronic bk.)
9780300098143 (cloth ; alk. paper)
9780300129311 (electronic bk.)
Other Titles Amboinsche kruid-boek. Selections. English